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Mar 15, 2013 11:00pm PDT
promtsing and more transparent opd. the oakland police department is stepping up tonight and vowing for key changes to invest in the city's trust. jordan also wants the public to know that his cops are on the job and dedicated to doing the right thing. nbc bay area cheryl herd is live in oakland where transparency is the word of the evening. >> it is, indeed. keith jordan is telling me tonight that it's time to set the record straight. he says there's been so much negativity about his department in the press that he says it's time to speak out. >> the public has a right to know. >> some members of the public often criticizes oakland's police department from withholding the truth. his department is opened and transparent. >> you know, when we do something wrong, i'll be the first person to stand before you and admit that we do something wrong. >> case in point, ronald raw. his case in point murder conviction recently overturned after seven years. jordan admits mistakes were made in his department. >> jordan says he's not prepared to apologize to chow band. >> suddenly, you know, i was pu
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Mar 11, 2013 11:00am PDT
believe that man may have been living in the shaft. >> in east bay a family of a missing oakland woman is asking for your help to find her. they are canvassing parts of oakland and also san francisco as we speak trying to find anyone who may know where she is. nbc bay area's christie smith in oakland on the latest search efforts. good morning. >> good morning to you, marla. friends say this is totally out of character for erica maskaleris. they say she wouldn't be gone this long without contacting someone if something wasn't seriously long. they handed out flyers but the family is trying to get help from the oakland police department to try and bring the 31-year-old back home. friends and volunteers handed out flyers at the macarthur bart station in oakland, bus. last seen going out for a job. security camera spotted her around 8:00. sheaves 5'3", 220. her family said she jogged regularly after she lost her husband to cancer last year. she owns an ip company and lives in oakland. her mom told me one of her last computer searches did involve a park in san francisco. >> we're think
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Mar 11, 2013 4:30am PDT
muni. >>> volunteers will help in the search for a missing oakland woman. erika mascaraleras vanished three days ago. she owns her own i.t. company, last seen near 34th and telegraph where a surveillance camera caught a photo of her. her cell phone stopped working thursday afternoon. investigators hoping to recover the last location her phone registered. her mother says she is frustrated with how police are responding. >> we do feel if your daughter was missing or your sister or your family member just disappeared, you would be frantic to find some answers. we need the law enforcement professionals to help us. >> oakland once again the volunteers at the first congressional church in oakland planning to fan out in the neighborhood if you can help locate her, you are asked to please call the oakland police. >>> a homeowner living in an east foothills neighborhood is demanding police take action on a recent burglary spree before the crime turns more violent. paul majors says three people broke into his woodley drive home stealing $20,000 worth of valuables. the break-in was caught on vid
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Mar 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
to see. new video out of oakland where dozens of occupy protesters took ton the streets of the downtown area last night demanding change and damaging several banks in the area. police say nearly 50 protesters vandalized atm machines and smashed that window. they say the window is at the landmark tribune tower, the former home of the oakland tribune. right now, no word on arrests. >>> new this morning, sheriff deputies in napa county are investigating why a deadly officer involved shooting happened. the police tried to pull over a man driving a white pickup truck right around 10:00 last night. the driver refused to stop. then led police on a short chase. at some point authorities say the officers filed shots at the suspect near newell drive and that man died at the scene. right now, not many details why the officers opened fire. we do know no officers were hurt. >>> on the lookout for a suspected bank robber released from jail on a technicality. he is believed to be armed and dangerous. police arrested this man early this month accused of robbing a bank and holding a gun to a te
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Mar 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
coming. the last time the oakland police department actually had a class of new officers go through the academy, graduate, get their badge and hit the streets, that was in 2008, while oakland's crime problem keeps going up. today 38 new police officers got their badges here in oakland pinned for the first time by chief howard jordan. the numbers are sobering. right now oakland has 611 officers on the street. so this brings that number to 649. police chief howard jordan has said he'd like to have 1,000 officers helping to bring crime down. these new officers have been in the academy for about six months and will eventually be part of a new crime fighting strategy. chief jordan announced, of neighborhood policing. one of the biggest complaints is calling in a crime and not getting the reaction they hoped for. he said the new officers will help that and boost moral. >> we're not out there alone and city made a long-term commitment to staffing the department. it will help the citizens of oakland, one of the complaints we generally get is the response time, how long it takes for an officer t
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Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
case gang, accused of oakland's most violent crimes. officers arrested 18 suspected gang members and seized 11 firearms during a scene of early morning raid yesterday. it is unclear whether any arrested are linked with this robbery. >>> not guilty, the plea from the san jose man accused of trying to bomb an oakland bank as part of a terrorist plot. he faces federal charges for trying to bomb a bank of america branch in oakland last month. he tried to detonate a bomb he didn't realize was a fake. it was created under the supervision of an undercover fbi agent. if convicted yuneza faces life in prison. >>> berkeley's world famous chez panise could reopen next weekend. an early morning fire yesterday badly damaged the front built by woodworkers four decades ago. the flames broke out under the front porch of the downstairs dining room. the sprinkler system kept the fire from spreading inside. legendary chef and co-founder alice waters. >> it had redwood and all of the things we aren't using anymore. i'm heartbroken about it. it's no longer there. it's gone. it's the piece of art that has
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Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
oakland politics are denying some serious accusations tonight. long time council members are accused of misconduct. were they caught red handed or is this a case of dirty politics. cheryl, how did the council members respond? >> reporter: well, the council -- both council members are denying the allegations. but they say it's important to note that these allegations are inside this report. no charges have been filed. now, this report is now with the district attorney's office. but, the allegations are serious. >> there is no justifiable reason to break the law. >> courtney ruby says they've been breaking the law by directing staff to push a $2 million demolition contract at the oakland army base toward turner group construction. >> the hotline that we operate, we've received tips that individuals are concerned of council member interference. >> the report claims of 14 instances of interference. council member brooks violated the charter 12 times. reid, one time. the report says there was one other violation by one of his staff members. >> i don't blame city staff. >> council member reid
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Mar 22, 2013 4:30am PDT
news. >>> findings against two oakland county city council members could result in a misdemeanor and cost them their seat. the report claims council president, larry reads and descy brooks interfered with a $2 million construction track. courtney rubie says her audit proofs reed and brooks broke the law when they directed staff to push a $2 million demolition track at the oakland army base toward turner group construction. this report claims brook had violated the city charter 12 times, read one time and another by one of his staff members. >> this is clearly coercing and influencing the contracting project. >> i should have voted on it. now, i'm bearing the brunt of the city auditor's report. the city attorney forwarded the audit to the allamet da district attorney's office. it is very important to note, no charges have been filed with these allegations. south bay residents have another chance to turn in guns for cash. santa clara county hosting its second gun buy back event starting tomorrow morning in east san jose. the first one was held earlier this month. it was pretty succ
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Mar 8, 2013 6:00am PST
another developing story. police in san francisco and oakland search for two men accused of pistol whipping a victim during a home invasion robbery. san francisco police say two men wearing dark clothing forced their way into a home on 23rd street in potrero hill. the suspects took the victim's iphone and took off. right now the suspects are still on the loose. >>> this morning the chp still trying to figure out exactly why a person hit and killed on highway 237 was trying to cross that freeway in the first place. that person was hit and killed by a car trying to cross eastbound 237 near north 1st street in san jose about 8:45 last night. the chp says the driver of the car remained at the scene and called police. the driver says he didn't even see a car on the side of the road and that person was "apparently running across the lanes." >>> happening now, more than 100 people living at a homeless encampment in san jose will soon be on the move. the city will start clearing out the camp located south of mineta airport in just a for you hours from now. bob redell joins us now with more
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Mar 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
here, coughman spent six seasons in oakland coaching for bishop o'dowd high school. the da says the charges are for two victims. they suspect there are more victims out there. if you have any information, you are asked to call the police. >>> this morning, heavy fog may be to blame for an overnight crash sending two people to the hospital in san francisco. this all happened near west pore tall muni station. a couple was crossing the street when they were hit by a vehicle. police, not official cli saying it was the fog that caused that crash but they do say it played ale in a number of crashes around the bay area last night. >> it has been quite a foggy evening out here in the sunset. probably, the rest of the city as well. we have had a few accidents earlier. it has been quite foggy and a little drizzly. >> police tell us that man that was hit will be okay. however, the condition of the elderly woman who was with him remains unknown. >> new details. the oakland auditor has released a report showing some city council members inappropriately influencing city operations. the report rev
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Mar 21, 2013 11:00am PDT
schools in oakland from 1999 to 2005. but the batting cages and the video game center here in san leandro, well, i spoke with a business owner next door and here's what he had to say. >> mostly evenings and mornings. but, again, there's usually kids working there. they have kids working there also. teenage teenagers. i've been in there. young high school kids are working in there. but never seen a gentleman. seems pretty dead sometimes and it's packed during the nighttime hours. it's a shock to me. this is insane. >> reporter: he tells me it's been quiet here since the news broke. investigators are not saying whether the victims may have played baseball or not, to protect their identity. a spokesperson for the diocese of oakland this morning which overseas bishop o'dowd high school says he was a part-time contract coach, not on staff, which means he would have had no other classes on campus where he ran into students. he was just there basically for the games and for practices. and they tell me they're still trying to gather a little bit of information. but he would have passed a
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Mar 21, 2013 4:30am PDT
alto high school and bishop o'dowd in oakland. it is not known if the two victims played on his teams. anyone with information is urged to call orinda police >>> extra police on air gone high school in san mateo following a threat of violence posted online. it was posted anonymously on the facebook confession page where students go to post problems and hear back from other students about potential solutions. clifford knauss is a leading expert on how people interact with technology. one possible cause is that facebook and other social media reduce the need for face to face int actions among young people. >> they become extremely stressful. there is pressure on social media to be more positive on things like facebook pages. in some sense, the only place they can express their negative feelings become these anonymous sites. >> police are not releasing the exact content of this threat. some parents telling nbc bay area they are considering keeping their children out of school today. because the anonymous posts on facebook confession page. argon high school says it is taking it very serio
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Mar 21, 2013 5:00am PDT
. prior to that, he coached six seasons at bishop o'dowd in oakland until 2005. investigators this morning are not saying if his victims actually play for him. they are doing their best to protect their identities. they are not releasing their names. if you have any information about these cases or know where joe kaufman is, you are asked to call orinda police. for now, live in palo alto, marla tallez, "today in the bay." >>> new this morning, day two of president obama's visit to israel. we have a live look at mahmoud abbas, the palestinian president, is speaking. no major moves in israelis or pat stinians palestinians as a result of this visit. mr. obama reviewed the dead sea skroe scrolls of 972 texts discovered in what is now known as the west bank. president obama is expected to speak later today to the israeli people in jerusalem. >>> coming up at 5:40, a live report on what this visit means for the u.s. and for the president >>> it is home away from home for tens of thousands of californians. now, this morning, a proposal underway bringing some big-time changes to yo simty.
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Mar 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
going after federal funds by stri striking out on their own. will it help in oakland and san francisco? >> and remembering the rock, 50 years ago today, alcatraz officially closed. we'll catch up to a photographer that was there on that day. we'll be right back. >>> exactly 50 years ago today, the last prisoners left all can't -- alcatraz. >> it once housed famous people, such as the bird man. what is being done to mark the historic day. >> reporter: the old walls of alcatraz island, to many, an historic playground, drawing many visitors throughout the year. but he remembers the place he worked, called home. >> well, i was here seven years, and my sons were born while we were here. >> reporter: he worked as a guard, during the days when it was still a working prison. you can hear the sounds of the inmates. >> maybe they were upset about something, and they would grab all of their steel beds, let them drop down, when you get 300 beds dropping down at the same time. it is earth-shaking. >> reporter: just as vivid as the day exactly 50 years ago when alcatraz closed for good. >> i felt te
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Mar 12, 2013 11:00pm PDT
leandro realized he was on oakland's most wanted list. it was a mistake, but he had to pay the price. what happened next sent the accountant into hiding. >> suddenly i was put all over the tv, the internet, and i was scared and nervous for my life. >> oakland police mistakenly connected him to a gang shooting. van eventually came forward but spent three days in jail before being released with an apology. his photo and name, however, remained on the most wanted list for six months. today he filed a lawsuit and asked the department to work aggressively to clear his name. the oakland city attorney had no comment pending an investigation. >>> and big changes, a demand for more transparency at the silicon valley restaurants, major flaws have been exposed. >> reporter: right now, silicon valley restaurants are not graded or scored and they don't have to publicly post their inspection reports. last month, we uncovered how the system and restaurants are failing to provide diners with clear information. today, the board agreed. calling for major change. >> is there any sort of shorthand way f
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Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
oakland police department is working on a brand new way to fight crime. the department will talk about a plan to redistrict switching from the current format of two to simply one made up of five smaller districts. that first would be in east oakland and should be in place by saturday. east district would be managed by two police captains who would then be responsible for community outreach and officer deployment. they would report ultimately to chief howard jordan. the department feels this is the best way to deal with crime considering it's limited number of officers. >>> starting this morning, b.a.r.t. begins a test run for passengers who ride bikes. christie smith live with details. >> reporter: good morning. we just took a look inside the mcarthur b.a.r.t. station. the signs are up. they are flashing this morning letting everyone know that you are likely to see a whole lot more bikes on the train all week. this is actually the second test that bart has done on expanded action s access for bicycles. instead of one day a week, it is all week even during the busy commute. cyclists are a
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Mar 11, 2013 5:00am PDT
an i.t. company and lives here in oakland. >> how would you feel if your daughter was missing, your sister, your family member? just disappeared. you would be frantic to find some answers. we need law enforcement, the professionals, to help us. >> the volunteers of the first congregational church in oakland gathered last night to plan out their search today. her family hasn't been very happy with the police response and will be back near 34th and telegraph today. we are told she had planned to visit her brother in dallas last friday, had that plane ticket but never used it. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, "today in the bay." >> 5:03. all lanes of highway four have reopened after a deadly crash overnight near discovery bay. they responded to a report of a car hitting a ped on east highway ford near newport drive. they say the ped died at the scene. >> to help prevent more weapons from being ripped off, trunks on unmarked san francisco police cars cannot longer be released by the buttons. it comes after an ar-15 was stolen out of an unmarked cop car. the police chief says t
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Mar 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
. reporting live here outside montgomery, i'm bob redell in the bay >>> the mother of an oakland woman would like you to help find her daughter. she disappeared while out on her jog. christie smith is here with new details on this case and where people will gather to try and find this young lady. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, john. i just got off the phone with one of the organizers. he tells me they are going to be meeting at 7:00 this morning at 34th and international -- or 34th and telegraph where she was last seen trying to canvas the area. they are trying to gather information from her cell phone. it went dead thursday afternoon. the 31-year-old was last seen thursday morning. a surveillance camera spotted her jogging at 8:00 in the morning wearing gray sweats from top to bottom. she hasn't been seen since. she lives and works in oakland. her mom traveled all the way from fresno desperate for answers. >> now, she is not here with us. we want to know where she is. because this is not like her to just disappear. >> we are told she had a plane ticket to see he
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
get hit with that rain. watch the south bay. look over here toward oakland. seeing also the effects of the rain. kind of dark. little glow from the lights. wet conditions throughout. 880 picks up the volume from this shot. green painted on our map as well. i showed you the arrows where the camera was. wet roadway conditions because of earlier rains. if it's not currently raining where you are, you have the slick off-ramps still. north broadway, downtown oakland, stalled vehicle blocking the slow lane. we see the backup already as you're heading into downtown oakland. we'll continue to track that. live look at the bay bridge toll plaza shows you the backup in the cash lanes. still showing an advantage. metering lights likely turn on in the next few minutes. we'll see all these lanes filling in the next few. right now pretty easy drive at the toll plaza itself. east shore freeway west 80 through sunol and san pablo. blue means standing water, puddling and ponding likely just off interstate 80. smooth ride out of carcinas and sunol. pleasant hill likely to see more standing water. no prob
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Mar 11, 2013 6:00pm PDT
last friday to spend the week with her brother. instead he has flown to oakland to look for her. >> right now we should be in dallas. we should be, you know, going to a museum or driving to austin. and she had every plan of doing that. she was looking forward to it and i was looking forward to it. >> reporter: friends from her church have been plastering flyers up all over town. gene says they usually phone or text each other nearly daily. >> i'm worried sick. i'm just beside myself. i'm sick with worry. she is funny. she's smart. she is creative. she's wonderful and we miss her. we are just at a loss without her. >> she owns an i.t. consulting company based in oakland lost her husband to cancer last year but friends and family say she was learning to find happiness with how her life was moving on. they just want to know she is safe. >> i just want to know where she is. she is my sister. we are so close. she is my best friend in the whole world. i love her so much. >> reporter: and we are back here live. these fliers are plastered up all over the neighborhood. police informed us
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Mar 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
compliance director. oakland is also bringing in police chief bill brat on. here is nbc bay area from oakland. >> 42 members at the police academy got to see from the chief how to help oakland become a safer city. >> it's a goods way to see what police officers do for them. >> what are they see are hired consultants trying to take over the department run by a chief who makes $257,000 a year and administrator who makes $282,000. the good news is homicides are down in the first quarter of the year by 24%. that seems not to be enough. former lapd chief bill brat on is in town and the city hired him to help oakland come up with ways to get rid of violence on the city streets. brat on and the chief and he had a number of people on the team. . >> they had a court-ordered monitor and a judge issued an order to hire tom phrase rer to oversee the department which has been struggling to comply since 2000. >> what's disturbing to me is not knowing with all the disturbance going on in the city, now we don't know if our chief will be here. >> i have been here 25 years and served in every rank. he
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Mar 1, 2013 5:00am PST
ago. he should wear it here at the station. oakland police chief howard jordan, former san francisco 49er and state superintendent of schools will be among those reading to students this morning. >> mike is so great with kids. admirable. >>> coming up, how you can get a spot in santa clara's new niners stadium without spending thousands. >> can't wait to stee that. ♪ [ male announcer ] now's the time to save 5% off every day with your lowe's consumer credit card. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters, flakes, and o's. oh, ho ho... [ female announcer ] you can find it on sale now at your local safeway store. . >>> lawmakers are meeting this morning to avoid spending cuts. the president is meeting with congressional leaders in just a few hours. if there's no deal, the cuts will take effect before midnight tonight. we'll have a live report on how negotiations are going in abou
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Mar 8, 2013 11:00pm PST
doorstep in oakland. tonight police are hoping the video helps them track down other victims. take a look. scary situation. this happened back on february 6 near the corner of east 17th and 20th avenue. investigators say they linked the robbery to the case gang, a notorious street gang accused of some of oakland's most violent crime. it just so happened officers arrested 18 suspected gang members and seized 11 firearms during a series of early morning raids today. it's unclear if any of those arrested were linked to this robbery. >>> he took to twitter to try to clear the air following his arrest. tonight mc hammer took to twitter again, this time to announce he is in the clear. he tweeted thank you to all my friends and supporters. all charges declined, dropped. have a great weekend. the local music legend was arrested last month in dublin on charges of resisting an officer. the alameda county sheriff's office says hammer was in a car that was not registered to him and the registration had expired. hammer claims the first words out of the officer's mouth were, quote, are you on patr
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Mar 19, 2013 4:30am PDT
shots of oakland, past the coliseum. they're laying the arrows. the fast lane is blocked right now. but the off-ramp is open. the drive heading up towards 980. but in downtown, you might lose speed in both directions. no major slowing. a little issue heading to 980 itself and 580 eastbound. the flow over the bridge, moving smoothly for i-80, guys. back to you. >> it is 4:35 right now. >>> one man is dead this morning after police say he tried to run over an officer with his car. this all happened on jerlin drive in an unincorporated area of san jose. three police officers tried to pull over a stolen car. that driver reportedly refused to stop. he instead rammed the back of a police car. police say the suspect tried to run him over. that's when the officer fired the deadly shot. >> two, quick shots. pop, pop. and that's when all the fire department and all the rest of the cops showed up. >> that suspect died at the hospital. police say another person was in that stolen car and is right now being questioned as a witness. no officers were hurt. >>> 4:35. we're learning new details abo
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Mar 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
sunnyvale that picked up about a third of an inch of rain. look at san francisco and oakland. this is mainly a south bay and santa cruz rain event. notice the areas of yellow and orange still from officially areas down toward san jose and down toward the southwest. all of these locations picking up about a third of an inch of rain. livermore seeing some snow. it's pretty interesting about this moisture. it's going east to west. if you're going to travel to los angeles tomorrow, that might get shut down. so for the bay area, hour by hour, we'll see widespread moderate rain transitioning to some skaterred showers. i still think areas around san jose and river more may see a few showers earlier in the rain. things are clearing out and warming up big time for the weekend. >> it was an emotional good-bye today for those two fae fallen police officers. >> it was a powerful day filled with tears, a little laughter and respect. we were reminded of the the thin, blue line that sprats criminals from police officers. and that a little positive impact can go a long way. >> the flag-draped coffins
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Mar 18, 2013 4:30am PDT
name for the former secretary of state. >>> hold on. that's what they are saying here in oakland. i'll explain what's going on for the nimitz freeway and let you know what's going on. [ female announcer ] now get high speed internet at home on our newly expanded advanced digital network, a connection you can count on. at&t u-verse high speed internet offers more speed options, reliability and wi-fi hotspots than ever. go to our website below to get u-verse high speed internet for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. it's all the speed you need all at a great price. our newly expanded advanced digital network gives you more of what you enjoy online. and with at&t, our wireless gateway turns your home into a private wi-fi hotspot that connects your wi-fi devices and can even save on your smart phone data usage at home. go to our website below to get at&t u-verse high speed internet for just $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. that includes access on-the-go to our entire national wi-fi hotspot network, with over 30,000 hotspots
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Mar 4, 2013 6:00am PST
upper 50s at best closer to 60s over to berkeley and oakland. so tomorrow more clouds. winds picking up out of the south. rain comes back in just in time for tuesday evening commute. wednesday not a complete washout. we'll get sunny breaks at times. wednesday into thursday. look at high temperatures. almost 20 degrees cooler than weather we had this weekend and friday we begin to clear and next weekend good pattern here. 60s and 70s coming back as we head toward sunday. mike? >> all right. we have a typical pattern for the bay bridge as well. backup continues to build and as we talked about, now all lanes are filled all of the way back past 880 over crossing making it's way toward grand avenue. not there yet. the toll plaza is in sight. the maps through the area show you a smoother drive once you get on toward that bay bridge. it's a smooth flow up toward treasure island and slowing in toward san francisco. it's just the morning commute for a monday. happy monday. slowing down through richmond and into berkeley as well for west 80. commute through oakland is moving fine. crews should cl
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Feb 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
to a deadly shooting and fiery crash on the las vegas strip that killed an oakland rapper. 26-year-old lamar harris was arrested in north hollywood. the self-professed pimp was charged with three counts of murder. investigators say harris fired shots at a maserati killing oakland rapper den ethicherry and then crashed into a cab killing both people inside. >>> false claims, serious impacts. today u.c. santa cruz police said the report of a rape on campus was a hoax. the u.s. coast guard is also investigating a possible hoax after receiving a distress call from a sinking sailboat off the coast of monterey. tonight, we look at the real con scenes of these -- consequences of these reports. >> reporter: january 25, cupertino middle school was placed on lockdown after a student reported seeing a gunman on campus. the s.w.a.t. team and dozens of other officers respond while students, some locked in closets, waited in fear for hours. turns out the student made up the story. also in january, san jose mother jennifer arroyo reported a man tried to snatch her 3-year-old daughter from her arm
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Mar 8, 2013 5:00am PST
suspect's car across the bay bridge in oakland but they ultimately lost track of them. >>> fremont police need your help finding the man connected to a rash of home burglaries. lawrence narrow is accused burglaries near meyer court. he's 25 years old and wanted a $1 million bond. police say he's 5'10", sometimes has a beard. he has led police on several chases sometimes ditching a car and jumping fences to escape. >>> it's 5:07. more reasons to call this feel-good friday. it's friday of course and christina loren says that rain is going away. we'll see sunshine for the weekend. >> spring-like weather returning very soon to the bay area. good morning to you, jon and laura. taking a live look at your doppler radar. showers just started to subside over the past couple of hours. your highways are nice and slick. we'll see on and off very isolated activity as we head throughout the morning. want to widen out for you and show you this sprawling area of low pressure. this is our weather maker starting to move into southern california. it will continue to move through as we head throughout the da
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Mar 26, 2013 5:00pm PDT
oakland, berkeley, and three other cities in the bay area today. the flags are waves as the supreme court justices hear arguments for and against same-sex marriage. >> i think it's an important decision, and it's a part of history and evolution of our society. so it's something that i definitely support. >> reporter: the support for gay marriage is overwhelming in much of the bay area. for people like charles, who was married in san francisco in 2008 -- >> even my husband's even cried over it. it's just awful. and it's just not fair. >> reporter: fairness and equality is what he is looking for from a supreme court decision. >> i've been with my husband, it'll be 18 years in august. if anybody tells me that my marriage is any less than a heterosexual marriage, i'd disagree completely. just look at my life. >> reporter: protectmarriage.com is one of the groups who fought hard for proposition 8 in 2008 banning gay marriage. the push for prop 8 started after some 4,000 same-sex couples flooded san francisco's city hall to tie the knot in 2004. in a statement released today, the group sa
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Mar 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
lights are on the the toll plaza. oakland, piedmont, emeriville, berkeley have that orange overlay. that's our weather system tied to the traffic system, showing you with this is where fog and low clouds will be an issue for your drive as far as visibility goes. also showing the change, watch that 680 off the venetia bridge. we do have a christmas tree in the lanes. that's not seasonable for this -- maybe folk are a little late getting it out of their house. 101 heading past the marin/sonoma county line, a deadly accident overnight. it is countercommute and out of lanes, it sounds like. southbound out of the fog, petaluma, santa rosa, we see the slowing commute. san mateo bridge, tough to see itself. highway 92, getting down into the south bay, things are moving nicely. maps through the area show a nice drive through 101. >> it is hard to make tlout. >> whatever it is that's there. >>> 6:08 right now. coming up, can the antibiotic you just took lead to a deadly heart condition? the nationwide warning just announced by the fda. >>> getting course credit without ever stepping inside
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Mar 20, 2013 6:00pm PDT
drizzle back for oakland. two things we are watching. the first one is colder weather as head into tonight and tomorrow morning. temperatures dropping to the 30s up into the north bay. and the other thing that we are monitoring is a weekend forecast. going to be changing. we will talk about the warm weather and how high the temperatures will go coming up in the full forecast. >>> estimated 9,000 people in san jose are affiliated with a gang and one of them may be responsible for the city's latest shooting, a teenager shot on the east sietd. the san jose community is getting creative on how to stop this rising violence. among the ideas, a change of clothing. kris sanchez joins us with ideas that other cities could possibly use. >> reporter: hi, there. for the last two years san jose police say that the number of gang homicides have accounted for about half of all of the homicides in the city of san jose. a crime prevention and a gang prevention expert says that is only half of the story. all quiet near fischer middle school now. just before 8:00 last night a teenager was wounded in
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Mar 13, 2013 5:00am PDT
around the bay on the east shore. oakland, you have less than a quarter mile available to you right now, half a mile in napa. santa rosa has been going in and out all morning long. take it to the future cast. more fog developing between now and 7:00 am. after that, it will start to burn off. after 10:00 am, mostly clear conditions from san jose all the way to freemont. fog from san francisco to oakland, that will clear out by 11:00. all that sunshine coming in early. 83 in gilroy today. lucky in san jose even before saint patrick's day. your forecast around the corner as well. heading out that front door right now, let's check your drive. hello, mike. >> good morning. >>> to the south bay. all the way in the distance. center screen, watching for s w slowdowns that showed up. left and right. same view on our maps. direction there in north 880, good amount of slowing to the north. but i didn't see anything. turn the map north at the top again, that's the way it travels off 17. see that road at bascom? we still have activity there. we have a concert tonight, maroon 5, our friend adam levin
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Mar 24, 2013 6:00pm PDT
out why a man was walking on a freeway in oakland overnight. he was hit and killed. it happened on eastbound 580. the three right lanes were blocked for several hours while investigators within 0 the scene. police say the man may have been trying to run across the lanes or may have fallen from a nearby overpass. >>> san francisco police arrested 11 people today for vandalism. a tip from a neighbor led police to the arrests at 3:00 this morning near seventh street. police arrested ten adults and a juvenile who was cited and released to his parents. the group had backpacks filled with 52 cans of spray paint, large markers and pens. police say the suspects will be charged with felony value dalism and felony conspire sis. >>> obama care supporters gathered in san francisco today to celebrate the third anniversary of the historic bill signed by the president. the get together celebrating the affordable care ability took place at a farmer's market. organizing for action volunteers were on hand to explain what's on the bill and the timeline for when different pieces take effect. >> well,
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Mar 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
51 in livermore. through oakland and down towards sfo, the gusts are close to 40 miles an hour. 35 winds in novato, we should see the wind speeds come in. a slight risk of one more chance of showers and we will show you where coming up in our future cast, and hour by hour forecast. tomorrow, will be continued clearing, dry, gusty in the hills and then the headline, sunday into next week, warming temperatures we should see plenty of 70s in the forecast. right now, the radar is relatively dry, if you look off to the east, it's still snowing good there in the sierra a. that is great news. you have seen two feet of fresh powder in the sierra. you will see more tonight until midnight. once it's past midnight, travel to the high country is g we will have chain controls up tonight, through the weekend, if you want to check out the snow, driving conditions should be nice. watch the area east of san jose and santa cruise mountains. it will shut down by the time you wake up tomorrow morning as we look for clearing skies and a sign that high pressure is starteding to build in. the pattern shi
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Mar 20, 2013 5:00pm PDT
oakland rapper kenny clutch. >>> in health matters, for the first time in five years we're seeing a dramatic increase in the number of autism cases. based on parent reports from last year, 1 in 50 school aged children was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. five years ago that was 1 in 86 kids. autism can be identified in children as young as 18 months old. kids with milder symptoms may not be diagnosed until school aged. increases were greatest amongst boys. >>> it appears the genetically engineered salmon will not be swimming in. whole foods and trader joes says they won't sell the fish. the salmon is said to be nearing approval by the food and drug administration. the developer says it's completely safe to eat. the only difference is genetically engineered fish can grow twice as fast as regular salmon. >>> okay. let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff raranieri. we're talking rain, allergies, and sunshine. our friend is dying here. >> are you blaming it on me? >> no. mother nature, of course. >> we'll get sunshine in there. eventually by this weekend the rainfall over
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Mar 5, 2013 4:00am PST
the oakland police department in line. >>> right now let's give you an early morning look at sfo. that's from our trusty san bruno cam on a tuesday, march 5th. this is "today in the bay." >>> it is 4:30. almost 4:31. good morning. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm marla tellez in for laura garcia-cannon. let's get a look at the forecast in for christina loren. good morning. >> good morning. off to a quiet start right now. a little chilly in parts of the bay area. some 30s and 40s this morning. a little bit cooler than yesterday as the skies have cleared in parts of the north bay. not much wind right now except in the hilltops. that will change later this afternoon as we watch clouds spilling in during the day. rain picking up after sundown tonight and gusty winds up to 30 miles per hour approaching the evening. today upper 50s to low 60s for highs. the bottom line is for your morning commute, the weather is looking okay for now. let's find out if things are looking okay otherwise with mike. >> because of the weather looking okay and traffic is getting help and we have caltrans crews which d
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Mar 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT
he can do that. >> reporter: here is oakland's creative growth. a nonprofit art center for the disabled. a free program for people with all levels of talent. given a chance to express themselves in a world where that isn't always easy. >> they've been seen as being outsiders of society. if you bring somebody no a context and say really tell me about your life, your story and they do it through art, it's amazing what opens up. >> this is my paintings. >> okay. >> reporter: william scott's work is also in the collections of top museums. >> i taught myself how to paint. >> reporter: yeah. >> i taught myself. >> he has a really beautiful soul and wants to change the world. >> reporter: in many ways, his art has changed his reality. a man with autism who doctors said had little chance to ever make a living. >> how much would this sell for? >> this would probably be about a $4,000 painting. >> reporter: wow. artists here are offered half the sale price. the rest go back to the brushes, fabric and paint they use. but many like dan and kara miller choose to have all proceeds go to crea
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Mar 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
a bart train in oakland. today they searched san francisco and oakland. the most receipt tip was a possible sighting on the boardwalk in santa cruz. i just spoke to her uncle who returned from santa cruz and is no closer to finding out what happened to his niece. in the meantime, the police are also on the case and the family is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to her safe return. live in hayward, monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> monte, thanks very much. >>> a man from the north bay is recovering from second and third-degree burns after a house fire. the fire broke out at 9:00 this morning near west grant street and kinley drive in heelsberg in sonoma county. firefighters arrived to find the burned victim outside the home. that person was airlifted to the burn center at u.c. davis. >>> firefighters seemed to have the upper hand on a wildfire burning in south california despite gusty santa ana winds and temperatures in the 80s. the fire in riverside county is being held to about 300 acres. right now crews are working on remaining hot spots. containment estimated
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Mar 7, 2013 5:00pm PST
thunderstorm a little later on this evening. right now some lighter rain into oakland. it's really spotty around the inner east bay. you can see right around half moon bay, that is where some of the heavier rain is falling. san jose a few sprinkles here or there but the heavier rain will continue to be kind of rotating up from the south. right now in gilroy starting to approach morgan hill, that will be spilling into the south bay for tonight so plan on mostly cloudy skies, some rain at times tonight, and then tomorrow is a transition day to a big-time pattern chamber of commernge as the weekend. as this system moves out, looks like we could see spring-like weather coming to the bay area. we'll walk you through the timing of these changes in the forecast in just a few minutes. >>> in less than an hour parents and educators are planning a protest called think before you pink. it's happening at tonight's school board meeting in santa clara. bottom line, they don't want any teachers to lose their jauobs. the state deadline for pink slips is coming up. the board has money and should be focusi
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Mar 22, 2013 11:00pm PDT
comes through. >>> dozens of new police officers are ready to hit the streets in oakland. they're among the first new recruits in nearly 5 years. that brings the number of sworn officers to 649. the chief says that's a good start, but oakland needs more. >> that's a step in the right direction. we need a thousand offers. we're more than half way there. we keep finding the way to fund this department and provide the resources necessary, i think we're definitely on the right track. >> more officers are coming. there's a new police academy beginning on monday and then another one in six months. >>> a campbell couple had its plan all ready to go. little soleil valentina murphy was born tuesday in the family car. her parents planned the natural, drug-free birth and wanted to wait at home as long as possible before going to the hospital. but they waited just a bit too long. they had to pull over and dad tliferred. >> i don't know what i would have done in a situation where somebody is in that much pain and i'm trying to help them. so my husband is awesome. i couldn't ask for a better partner.
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Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
investigators haven't discovered how she got them. >>> two oakland city council members, they say, illegally interfered with the bidding process of a major construction contract. they accuse them of working with the turner group construction on a $2 million demolition project at the open army base. the vice president has close ties with brooks and reid. it ultimately locked out on the contract when the city administrator ordered a competitive bidding process. both council members are denying any wrongdoing. >>> happening now, thousands of people have descended on san jose, the hp pavilion hosting the ncaa tournament bringing lots of excitement and money into the city. lauren scott is live outside the hp pavilion with all the hoopla. >> reporter: how are you doing. a complete college hoops feast here today. you think back to the last time that the tournament was here in san jose, was 2010. we saw great games. we saw butler, who went on to the national championship game. we saw murray state knocking out vanderbilt in the last seconds. today, fans from all around the country descending here upo
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Mar 27, 2013 5:00am PDT
intentional. again, the 8-year-old girl from san rafael is recovering fine here at oakland children's. that's our understanding. she is expected to be released some time later today. reporting live here in oakland, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> glad she's okay. thanks, bob. >>> taking a look at your wednesday forecast, christina loren. get your umbrellas ready. >> it just depends on your threshold really. if you don't like getting sprinkled on, grab the umbrella. if the hoodie does the trick for you, break that guy out. overall not a great chance of showers, just a slight chance. just want to make sure you're aware of it. 48 to start here in beautiful san hojose. weather headlines tell the story. mix of sun and clouds by the end of the day. mild afternoon temperatures holding on to the mid to upper 60s. as we get through thursday, same de deal. mostly cloudy. few light showers. you might want to bring that umbrella with you. saturday and sunday, that's when we have our best chance of rain. i'll time that out, pinpoint it right to your doorstep in the next report. today, 67 for livermore,
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Mar 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
a car on eastbound 580 near dutton avenue in oakland just before 12:30 this morning. the three right lanes were blocked for a few hours while investigators were trying to figure out how that man ended up on the freeway. investigators say he may have been trying to run across the lanes or may have fallen from a nearby overpass. again, it's open again. >>> new details this morning on that deadly murder/suicide at quantico training base in virginia earlier this week. two of the marines who were killed including the alleged gunman were from the bay area. the suspected gunman, 25-year-old sergeant eusebio lopez is from pacifica. a highly decorated marine who served in iraq and afghanistan before becoming a trainer at quantico. the female victim is 19-year-old lance corporal sara castromata who you see here in a youtube video tribute. she was promoted to lance corporal just last month. sergeant lopez killed corporal jacob wooley of mississippi. nbc has learned the three were involved in a love triangle. all of them worked at the officer candidate school. >>> this afternoon a public m
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Mar 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
sheriff is seeking a $67 million federal grant to create a task force of sheriff's deputies, oakland police and the chp to help make up for oakland's under staffed department and get a handle on criminals creating problems throughout the region. >> criminals in oakland just don't stay in oakland. they use the 880 corridor to go in and out of other cities. >> they have the crime problem but it's the criminals don't recognize borders. >> reporter: police chief ken james says 95% of emeryville crime is committed by people of other cities, often oakland. >> if we need extra help for a problem area, there are 90 experienced officers we can call on to give us a hand. i can't think of any chief that would say this is a bad idea. >> reporter: he says he will have his team ready to spear head the effort. >> we think that if we can have a direct approach on targeted areas we will be successful. >> reporter: congress woman barbara lee is behind the plan and she is doing her best to secure the federal funds. he would like to get the task force on the street right away realistically he says it wi
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Mar 5, 2013 4:30am PST
clearing early from both directions so that may be a reason for slowing through oakland. so far it looks like things are on schedule there or early getting into the city construction getting off that skyway nothing unusual heading toward the golden gate bridge. back to you. >>> 4:32. now to a follow-up to a story we first brought you yesterday morning. overnight the coast guard pulled a stolen yacht out of shallow waters in pacifica and right now it's on the move again. "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live in the east bay now. i know that you covered this story all morning long yesterday. what is next for this boat? >> reporter: good morning, marla. we're waiting to see this luxury sailboat towed into the richmond marina where we're waiting this morning. another strange chapter in an unusual story. the boat ran aground yesterday morning in pacifica. in the end three people were arrested and that's because the luxury yacht had been reported stolen about 1:00 a.m. from the yacht harbor. three home onboard refused help from the coast guard when they were stranded in pacifica. t
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Mar 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
and a call for peace. questions about the safety of a popular street festival in oakland answered tonight. thousands of people did show up for the first friday arts festival. according to police and city leaders the celebration can go on in spite of the deadly shooting last month. nbc bay area's jean elle where the cleanup is under way. >> reporter: the oakland police department said so far so good, jessica. thousands of artists and art lovers turned telegraph avenue into a giant street party tonight all while making a point of remembering recent violence. >> put your peace signs up. >> reporter: a call for peace in oakland after a deadly shooting following last month's event. >> it really impacted the way people brought themselves. >> reporter: the violent didn't scare them away. art lovers gathered into rock, paper scissors. the creative spirit is thriving in a city struggling with violence. >> it's important to keep the optimism going but also to be mindful of what happened in the past. >> reporter: hoping to prevent trouble, oakland police officers made their presence known. e
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Mar 27, 2013 11:00am PDT
more tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. reporting live in oakland, kristi smith, nbc bay area news. >>> new video into the newsroom now where the scene of an accident where a garbage truck hit a grandmother and a 7-year-old girl. this happened in san francisco along the embarcadero near broadway around 7:00 this morning. the girl was put inside an ambulance with her leg in a splint and her neck in a brace. the grandmother was also taken to the hospital. their injuries are considered to be nonlight threatening, though. police cleared the scene within an hour. about 20 people are without a home this morning after an overnight fire ripped through their apartment building. this all happened in the bay view district at 3rd and mckinnon. take a look at these flames. officials say the fire kept spreading and just became too tough to contain because of how close the buildings are. it took crews a few hours to finally control the fire. neighbors say an explosion woke them up about 1:00 a.m. >> i went to the front room and i seen the fire trucks. i went to my son's bedroom, which is in the middle. i
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Mar 26, 2013 11:00am PDT
means so much. good morning, christy. >> good morning. we just left berkeley and came to oakland. what a day. cities are coming out strong in support of same-sex marriage. oakland is next. that's why we came here. in about 45 minutes, they are going to raise a rainbow flag at city hall to fly on the days when the court reviews prop 8 and defense of marriage act. one east bay councilmember thinks it will send a strong message. >> the rainbow flag went up the pole near city hall in berkeley this morning proudly. >> we have five cities all unified in sending a message of support and encouragement to the lgbt community and to state people who believe in equality as well. >> reporter: as the u.s. supreme court considers california's ban on same-sex marriage, prop 8. councilmember chris worthington recalls berkeley's long-standing support for marriage equality. >> during '96 and '97, the city of berkeley had some of the same kind of discussion that's going on all over the country in the last couple of years. so i guess berkeley was about 16 or 17 years ahead of our time. >> it's an his
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Mar 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
forecast. >>> we'll see you shortly. a priceless gold artifact stolen from the oakland museum is back. police returned that artifact shown here, a jewelry box, to the museum today. the box is worth about $800,000. it was stolen in january. investigators say on sunday they arrest this had man, a parolee andre franklin, and they found evidence on him that linked him not only to the burglary in january but also to another burglary in november of last year. franklin has been charged in both crimes. the museum has said it made internal changes to protect its valuables. >> we have really worked tirelessly for about four months to improve and are still working to make sure that is -- that everything we can do is in place. >> police are still searching for a few items that were stolen including two pistols and some gold nuggets. >> a semiautomatic rifle like this one stole friend an unmarked san francisco police car found across the bay. oakland officers traced the ar-15 to a house on the 1300 block. several people were detained but no one arrested. they are still trying to figure out how the
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